HTML Comments

The Comments Tag in HTML is used for several reasons such as:

  • Give information as to why you are using a particular set of tags and what you intend them to display in the page.
  • Reminders on what needs to be further input into the page, perhaps at a later time.
  • If you are going to be using Scripting languages(java script,JSP etc.), you need to use comments because such languages require comments to be placed.
  • Unlike other tags, the comment tag does not have a closing tag.

    <! begins the comment and > closes it. Whatever is put in between is the actual comment.


    <h1>This is a heading</h1> 
    <! This is a comment line and will not be displayed by the browser>

    The result of the following code is:

    This is a heading

    Comments are not displayed in the web page.The browser ignores them but comments are useful for the programmer.

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